Dr. T. Ravi Kumar came to Swami’s fold as a young lad in 1969. He joined the erstwhile Sri Sathya Sai Arts and Science College at Brindavan (Bangalore) as a student for his intermediate course in 1974. He continued this with his Bachelors in Science (Chemistry). After that he joined for the Masters in Science (Chemistry) program at a Post Graduate Centre at Anantapur on Swami’s command. In 1981 Swami appointed him as a faculty member in the Brindavan College. Later, when the University came into being, Swami blessed him to be one of the earliest research scholars at the Department of Chemistry at the Prasanthi Nilayam Campus of SSSIHL. He received the Doctor of Philosophy degree from the Divine Chancellor in 1990, after which he was again appointed as a faculty member in Bhagawan’s college at Bangalore. Currently, in addition to being an Associate Professor at the Department of Chemistry, he also serves as the Warden of the hostel at the Brindavan Campus.
Dr. Andrew DeMil, is a Professor of Spanish and Portuguese at University of Tampa. His journey in the Sai fold began in 2001 at the Sathya Sai Center in Orlando. He had the opportunity to have Swami’s Darshan in Whitefield in 2002, and Prashanti Nilayam in 2005. He has also been a member of the Tallahassee, Nashville and now Tampa Centers. Andrew has served as an SSE teacher and is currently the President of Tampa Sai Center and is also Region 3 Young Adult advisor. He is an an avid meditator for more than 20 years, and has given workshops on Swami’s recommendations for meditation.